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Retirement Age

At what age can you retire if you are an elderly worker? Are there provisions for farm workers? And for miners? 

Funeral Grant

In the unfortunate event of a member losing his/her life as a result of a work related accident, the scheme currently pays out a maximum of $US200 towards funeral expenses. 

National Pension Scheme (NPS)

The NPS is based on a 50/50 contribution from the employers and employees. Workers are entitled to a number of benefits after contributions for a minimum set period and after meeting the qualifications of each of the benefits.

State or NSSA pensions are paid out at a number of venues around the country in Zimbabwe. Find out Where to Get Your Payout.

Social Security Benefits

What are your benefits after an injury? And what if you are 30% or more disabled? What for disability benefits are there?

For full pension, a worker must have attained 60 years of age (same for men and women) with at least 120 months (10 years) of contributions. There is also an option of deferred pension where pension can be deferred till the age of 65 years. The pension is 1.33% of monthly earnings in the month before retirement multiplied by the number of years of contributions up to 30 years plus 1% of monthly covered earnings multiplied by the number of years of contributions exceeding 30 years. The minimum monthly pension is US$40 (ISSA Country Profile).

Dependent's/Survivors' Benefit

Pension Laws provide for survivors' benefit (these include dependents including widow, widower, children). Survivors' benefit (for widow/widower and children) is 40% of the old age or disability pension a deceased worker received or was entitled to receive. If there are no surviving children, 12% of the deceased worker's pension is paid to the deceased worker's parents  (ISSA Country Profile).

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